To Be Online Is To Be Distracted

Jeff Davidson

"When you're online, you're always distracted," observes Dr. John Medina, an affiliate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington. Although initially we might want to refute the meaning of his observation, I conclude that it's entirely correct. Each time we are online, we are subject to whatever communication arrives from whoever in the world has access to our email, IM, or TM address. Even when no new messages arrive, the possibility that one could appear deflects from t...
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